John Muir


[John Muir]


Peter L. Trout


[ca 26 Jan 1907]

(Copied from fragment marked Y-3)

Mr. Peter L. Trout,
Hotel St. John.
San Jose, Cal.

M.S. and letter received. Glad to hear from you. I'll look over the M.S. In few days, and write you my opinion.
Don't allow yourself to be drawn into an exciting fight concerning domestic affairs. It would result, I think, in no good but in all probability would make matters worse.
You are doing just right - climbing mountains. Go to Yosemite when you can, and go on with your life epxeriences. Nothing like going up canyons and mountains for troubles of all sizes.
With all best wishes, I am,

Faithfully your old friend,



[26 Jan 1907]

(Copied from fragment marked Y-2)

Mr. C. Hart Merriam,
1919 Sixteenth Street,
Washington, D.C.

Thank you for kind letter. Should that New York cold get warm just get on a fast train and come straight to our house for the balance of the winter and a cure is sure.The palaeontological job I imposed on you is, I fear, giving you lots of bother in the midst of your huge winter pile of work. I have only
"Studies in Fossil Botany" Scott
"Fossil Plants" Seward, vol. 1
"Fossil Botany" Solms-Laubach
and on the way from Europe I have
Schimper, Paleontologie vegetale
Brongnlart's Histoire des vegetaux: fossiles.




[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

[1907 Jan 26]


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0589

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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